From the author of the best-selling Buddha Walks into a Bar . . ., tips for living with integrity, compassion, and happiness—from his popular Huffington Post advice column.
Since the summer of 2010, young Buddhist teacher Lodro Rinzler has been writing a popular advice column for the Huffington Post and the Interdependence Project called “What Would Sid Do?” (“Sid” being Lodro’s nickname for Siddhartha Gautama—the prince who became the Buddha). Lodro’s insightful and often funny answers to questions—ranging from how to forgive, to how to deal with a boss who’s a bully, to whether or not it’s OK to join Match.com—have made him the Dear Abby of the spiritual-but-not-religious crowd. This book gathers all of Lodro’s Huffington Post columns, along with much as-yet-unpublished material, to provide a guide to life in a Q&A format that allows you to easily access wisdom for dealing with the myriad challenges of life—traditional challenges as well as uniquely modern ones related to things like social justice and social media.
About Walk Like a Buddha
How can I be the person I want to be when I’m stuck in a job I hate? How is it possible to stay present in an era of nearly constant distractions? Can I pick someone up at a bar or club and still call myself spiritual?
This nitty-gritty guide to life for the spiritual-but-not-necessarily-religious uses Buddhist teachings to answer those burning questions and a host of others related to going out, relationships, work, and social action. Based on Lodro Rinzler’s popular advice columns, Walk Like a Buddha offers wisdom that can be applied to just the sort of dilemmas that tend to arise for anyone making even a modest attempt to walk like a Buddha—that is, to live with honesty, wisdom, and compassion in the face of whatever life surprises you with.
“Though its title refers to the Buddha, this book is an effective guide for helping readers reevaluate how they live life, disengage the autopilot, and be compassionate to others and themselves. The young Buddhist teacher [Rinzler] does not offer a universal answer to the pitfalls of worldly existence but rather engages with real issues asked by his column readers and friends.”—Publishers Weekly “Filled with personal anecdotes that show Buddhist practice operating in the real world, Walk Like a Buddha opens the door for all those who feel unworthy of taking on Buddhist practices due to personal foibles.”—Booklist
“Unflinching in its exploration of Buddhist practice today . . . Rinzler offers a guidebook to developing an unconditional faith in our wakefulness.”—Shambhala Sun magazine
“Many readers will be delighted by a welcome departure from goody-goody attitudes toward Buddhist practice in Rinzler’s earnest dealings with ‘taboo’ subjects like sex and binge drinking…”—Tricycle
“It’s easy to be confused when you spot a book called Walk Like a Buddha—does Buddha even walk? But its author, Lodro Rinzler, has practiced Buddhism since he was 11 and might convince you to adopt some of the Buddha’s holy moves. Food for thought for your next stressful subway commute, day at work, or moment at home.”—Metro New York